22 May 2020

Looking forward to a brighter future

In the light of government advice, the Wing and the car park at the site are still closed, although visitors on foot can still pay their respects at the National Memorial to the Few using the pedestrian gate. The Trust continues to keep the situation under review and hopes to be able to welcome visitors again soon. If you do visit the site, please find somewhere sensible to park, keep your dog on a lead and remember to keep at least two metres away from other visitors.

In the meantime please check out our new YouTube channel and keep supporting our Facebook Live events – we are looking forward to seeing our Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings’ broadcast on Tuesday (26 May) at 4pm. The Trust is also pleased to be supporting English Tourism Week, which is aiming to remind people of the need to support the local tourist venues that have been so badly affected by the Covid-19 challenge.

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13 May 2020

Joining in a global tribute

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be supporting a virtual service this coming Sunday (17 May) that will bring the world together to remember those who lost their lives in World War Two and who, to this day, have no known grave. The Royal Air Force is asking people to join together across the […]… Read more

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7 Apr 2020

Memorial Day to move online

The Trust has announced ambitious plans to replace this year’s Memorial Day with an online event, allowing people around the world to join the commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Trust, which is responsible for the National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne, is looking closely at the […]… Read more

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15 Mar 2020

Talks postponed due to health concerns

Given the current uncertain circumstances, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to postpone all the talks scheduled for this spring.  We clearly regret any inconvenience caused but feel this is the only safe and sensible course of action. Those people who have booked to attend the talks are being contacted, and bookings will be […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2020

Speaker takes advantage of online resource

Sunday afternoon speaker Stephen Howarth enjoyed an unexpected bonus when he came to Capel-le-Ferne to deliver a fascinating talk on “The Shetland Bus” on Sunday (8 March). As well as entertaining an appreciative audience with tales of the bravery shown by those who repeatedly crossed to and from mainland Shetland in Scotland and German-occupied Norway […]… Read more

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6 Mar 2020

Top author to host two unique talks

Renowned aviation author Dilip Sarkar will be at the Battle of Britain Memorial in September to deliver two unique, illustrated presentations to mark the launch of his latest book. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE, which has been moved from June because of the coronavirus crisis. Dilip, who was made an MBE in 2003 for services to […]… Read more

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6 Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020 at the Memorial

This year, 2020, marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the Trust is marking this unique year with a series of great events. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but on special event days there is even more to enjoy.  Don’t forget the cafe and […]… Read more

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4 Dec 2019

Top author to host book launch

The Trust is excited at news that top author and historian Dilip Sarker MBE FRHIstS will be visiting the in September for a weekend of events to mark the launch of his latest book. Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost will highlight the impact of the Battle in terms of those who […]… Read more

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12 Nov 2019

Touching tribute puts Memorial in the spotlight

The Memorial was the scene of national and international attention on Sunday when it was chosen as the centrepiece of a dramatic tribute to those lost in armed conflicts around the world. A battle scarred WW2 Dakota (Douglas C47 N473DC), accompanied by two Spitfires, circled the Capel-le-Ferne site before dropping three quarters of a million […]… Read more

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